Merry Meet Monday - Witchy News of the Week! (May 27 - Jun 2) 🌗

Welcome to your weekly update about what’s happening in both the forum and the witchy world at large :newspaper_roll:

Scroll down to read the news for this week :eyes:



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Upcoming Events :spiral_calendar:

Mark your calendars so you don’t miss out on these upcoming events and occasions!

[ [ Moon Phase: Last Quarter Moon :last_quarter_moon: ] ]

Last-Quarter-Moon-Phase-Spells

Thursday, May 30

This week we will be blessed by the light of the Last Quarter Moon. The exact time you will see this moon phase depends on your location :telescope:

The Spells8 Moon Magick Guide to Last Quarter Moon Magick lists this moon phase as the ideal time to remove negativity and banish things that are holding you back. It is a good time for spellwork that deals with laying things to rest and banishment.

Waning-Moon-Magick-Ritual-Ideas

This moon phase is part of the Waning Cycle :arrow_double_down:. For more information including history, meanings, and a collection of spells and rituals that work in harmony with this moon phase, check out the Waning Moon Spell Page :last_quarter_moon:

Ready for More Moon Magick? You can find complementary spells and rituals for tonight’s moon on the Spells8 Lunar Spell Page :astrology_moon:


[ [ Group Ritual :infinite_roots: ] ]

Beltane 2024

Thursday, May 30

You’re invited to a group ritual meditation- this activity and discussion is open to all active Coven members :tea: The ritual has step-by-step instructions that you can join in on your own schedule at any time during the day.

Group rituals are held on Thursday in A Sacred Space and remain open over the weekend. Feel free to check out last week’s group ritual to get an idea about what to expect.

UPDATE: This week’s group ritual post has arrived!

(Group Ritual - May 30) :heart: Spell for Self-Love


[ [ Weekend Divination - Free Readings :flower_playing_cards: ] ]

Weekend Divination with Megan Black

Friday, May 31

Have a question on your mind? Seeking some guidance on how to best approach a problem? :thinking: This is your chance to find some answers, as the talented @MeganB is kindly offering free readings via tarot and oracle cards! :raised_hands:

Look for the post in the Energy Exchange on Friday- free readings will be available throughout the weekend and will close on Sunday. You can check out the previous Weekend Divination to know what to expect when this week’s post arrives.


[ Group Healing Session :handshake: ] ]

May EEC

Friday, May 31 at 9:00 pm ET

Join a group healing circle to support those who are going through hard times this month. Microphones and cameras will be turned off during this one-hour open space, and coven members are welcome to come and go as they please. This is the final of five healing sessions this month.

For more information about the Energy Exchange Circle, please see the section below in Ongoing Activities or visit the Energy Exchange.


[ [ Additional Events of Interest :mag: ] ]

Other Events - MMM

A collection of curious (and perhaps conversation-starting!) events coming up this week:

Stay on top of witchy news by printing or downloading the NEW 2024 Pagan Holiday Calendar and adding the Spells8 Forum Events Calendar to your digital calendar :spiral_calendar:

You can also get the free Spells8 Email Newsletter for even more witchy updates (plus magickal freebies!) delivered right to your email inbox three times a week :envelope_with_arrow:



Ongoing Activities :raised_hands:

These activities are open to enjoy whenever you’d like- feel free to participate anytime before their deadlines!


[ [ Weekly Witchy Challenge :trophy: ] ]

The current challenge theme is: Egyptian Traditions, Magick, & Practices :eye_of_horus:

Egyptian Magick Challenge

Every week, the forum hosts a challenge exploring a specific area of magick. Challenges are open to everyone and all are warmly encouraged to participate in a way that reflects their unique magickal practice.

This challenge will remain open until tomorrow: Tuesday, May 28 at 7:00 AM EDT (Eastern US Time). After the challenge closes, a “Props and Presents” post will appear to give recognition and prizes to all participants :gift:

Are you ready? Join the current challenge here:

(A brand new challenge will launch on Wednesday in the public Activities category )


[ [ Spells8 Book Club :books: ] ]

Calling all book lovers! The Spells8 book club is now in session !

spells8 book club

For more information about this session of Book Club and to submit your book, please head over to the current thread in Activities :

Please note that this reading period will end on Friday, May 31 .

And if you haven’t done so already, please feel free to share and swap your book reviews from last session in the current Reader’s Reviews thread: :memo: Spells8 Book Club XXXVII - Readers’ Reviews .

Happy Reading! :books:


[ [ Energy Exchange Circle :hugs: ] ]

Spells8 Energy Exchange Circle

Do you have a little extra love and light to share with fellow Coven members? Or perhaps you’ve fallen on hard times and could use a boost of positive energy yourself?

The Energy Exchange Circle is hosted in the Energy Exchange is the place to connect and share love with fellow Coven members going through hard times. To do a good deed and show that you care, consider leaving a note of support in the current thread:

This month’s Energy Exchange Circle will end on Friday, May 31 .

Thanks for spreading the love! :heart:


[ [ Coven Member Birthdays :birthday: ] ]

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Come wish your fellow Coven members well on their special days! You can congratulate those with a birthday this month in the discussion:

If you wish to appear in this list, please set your birthday on your profile. Additionally, please note that the birthday list is housed in the private, Coven members-only A Sacred Space.

This month’s birthday discussion will remain open through Friday, May 31.


[ [ Your Daily Draw :tarot_card: ] ]

Daily Single Draw

Looking for a bit of higher guidance to help you out today? This collection of daily oracle card (as well as tarot and rune) readings is available for you to access and read thanks to the generosity of the Coven :pray:

To enjoy a daily message or to share your own, visit:

Please note that this divination discussion is housed in A Sacred Space and will remain open until Sunday, June 30.


[ [ Tending the Flame :fire: ] ]

Tending Brigid's Flame

Stop by the fire and tend the flame of the Goddess Brigid with your Coven- this ongoing discussion invites all to come in, relax, and pick up a bit of motivation and support for the day.

Share a picture of your own flames or simply enjoy the lights of the coven! :candle: Help tend the flame and visit the discussion in:

The Brigid Flametender discussion is hosted in A Sacred Space and will remain open throughout the year- please feel free to enjoy this activity as often as you’d like.



New Members :wave:

Merry meet to the new members who have joined the Spells8 Forum over the past week!

:infinite_roots: Welcome to the Forum and the Infinite Roots Coven! :infinite_roots:

@carolena - @denishia - @adawnya1 - @michelle26 - @samantha30 - @anneliese - @hailey4 - @DakotaStar13 - @storm1 - @lacy - @courtney8 - @robert10 - @jennifer60 - @angela18 - @janelle6 - @scarlett1 - @jessi1 - @pauline2 - @jamie54 - @lawoda - @kayla20 - @pamela8 - @maeve1 - @melissa28 - @julia6 - @salim1 - @spring - @desirae - @rebecca19 - @denise4 - @shannon21 - @ashton2 - @rene3 - @audrey2 - @brylen1 - @agnieszka - @ginny2 - @taylor7 - @sherry1 - @jolly - @mikah1 - @mary15 - @diana3 - @cassandra7 - @hayley5 - @ariel3 - @alisha8 - @brigid - @jessica39 - @sara17 - @paul1 - @shannon22 - @Taiberious - @alyssa8 - @jake2 - @teri4 - @Heather_Lopez - @sierra4 - @jennifer63 - @mk1 - @jonathan2 - @stephanie25 - @aya

If you haven’t done so already, please get started by creating a new topic in the Introductions category. Feel free to share a bit about who you are and your journey into practicing magick, or simply say a quick hello- we’d love to meet you! :wave: :heart:

Wishing you a very warm welcome to the forum! :hugs:



Special Shout-Outs :loudspeaker:

Forum Super Stars

Each week, those who share the most posts and give the most hearts receive a shout-out and thank you for their contributions.

Shout-outs from this past week go to:

  • @Devenne - for sharing the most posts :writing_hand:

  • @tracyS - for giving out the most hearts :heart: (on a three-week streak!)

Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom and inspiration through posts and your love and support through hearts- your time here helping the coven is greatly appreciated! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

:trophy: After a three-week streak of being featured in the weekly shout-outs, @TracyS will receive a special badge for their contributions to the forum- woohoo! This is an extra special achievement, as this is Tracy’s 5th time achieving the MMM badge! As with all those who have earned the badge 5 times, Tracy is being elevated to the Forum Hall of Fame . A huge congrats to you, Tracy! :partying_face: :trophy:

Click here to learn more about Activity Shout-Out Rewards

Anyone who earns a shout-out for three weeks in a row is awarded the special MMM badge (and will not be counted in Activity shout-outs again for a two-month rest period- this is so that others will have a chance to earn the badge too!) .

The legends who have won the MMM badge 5 times will no longer be counted- they have earned their place in the Forum Hall of Fame ! :trophy:

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And Thank YOU! :index_pointing_at_the_viewer:

We’d also like to say a very big thank you to all members of Spells8 :infinite_roots:

Your contributions and presence here help to make this a welcoming and supportive place for solitary witches all around the world. Thanks for being a part- Spells8 can’t exist without you! :hugs::sparkling_heart:



May departs and June arrives! What magick waits in store for you this week? :magic_wand:

Whether it’s magickal or mundane, feel free to share your plans for the week, chat about upcoming spellwork, or give a shout-out to your fellow coven members in the comments below.

Blessed be! :last_quarter_moon::sparkles:

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Congratulations @Devenne :tada::clap::confetti_ball::partying_face: Thanks for sharing your experience and knowledge with us! :blue_heart::heart::purple_heart:

@tracyS WOOHOO! Congratulations :confetti_ball::tada::partying_face: Hall of Fame! Amazing! Thank you for all your love! :blue_heart::heart::purple_heart:

After 2 months of trying to get in touch with our lawyer she finally answered us. Our lawsuit is closing in on 4 years now. Our trial is scheduled in September. We have a conference on Thursday with the other lawyers. Although we have no idea what this is about. At least this is a step in the right direction. Please send us good luck, happy thoughts, good vibes, and prayers.

We really need this to be over so we can get a wheelchair accessible van and a house with a first floor master bedroom and bathroom.
We are so desperate for some kind of break and something good to happen even if it’s something small.

Friday my son graduates from high school so that’s really exciting! He repeated 10th grade last year and passed. Then he decided to do 11th grade over the summer so he could graduate on time. I’m so proud of him for working so hard to do that so he can graduate this year!

I hope everyone has a great week! :blue_heart::heart::purple_heart::two_hearts::people_hugging:

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Thankyou lovely :heart_eyes::heart_eyes::heart_eyes:

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Thankyou darling. congratulations to you and your son!!! That’s awesome :+1: I wish only the best for you :heart::heart::pray::heart::pray:

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Omg, thankyou. I’m shocked but happy. Loki’s Very shocked :rofl:

@Sivonnah Thankyou lovely :green_heart: Sending you lots of love and luck your way. And congratulations to your son. :partying_face:

@Devenne Congratulations lovely, well done you :partying_face::green_heart:

Welcome and make yourself at home our lovely new witches. :partying_face:

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Thankyou congratulations to you and Loki superstar!!

Tell Loki he can close his jaw now lol :laughing:

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Congrats my beautiful sisters @tracyS and @Devenne ! You are amazing witches and I am so proud to call you sisters and friends :purple_heart::purple_heart::purple_heart:

Welcome to all our new witches!

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Thankyou honey bun

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@Devenne Thankyou lovely :green_heart:
@Mystique Thankyou too lovely :sparkling_heart:. We have a beautiful family here :grin:

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Congratulations @tracyS and @Devenne!!
Welcome to our new members. We are glad that you are here!
Congratulations @siovanna on yoir son graduating. And the possibility of justice for you.

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Thankyou lovely :green_heart:

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Congratulations :partying_face: to: @Devenne :mirror_ball: & @tracyS :tada:
Thank you :pray: both for all you do! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:
With love :hearts: and big hugs :people_hugging: always,
Marsha

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Thankyou bebe :heart_eyes:

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Thankyou lovely :rose:

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Thankyou lovely :green_heart:

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Congratulations @Devenne! Thanks for being there for us! Wishing you much luck in getting that September trial to go your way! You deserve it! And happy graduation to your boy!

And three cheers for @tracyS! She’s a Hall of Famer now! Thank you for showering this coven with love!

I’m so glad to be back online! A string of storms came through yesterday and knocked a lot of the power out. I was lucky, my power didn’t go out but my internet and TV did. I’ve been reading on my phone all day and waiting to comment when the internet came back up.

I don’t like typing in my phone. It’s got little buttons. LOL!

I’ve got my Monday doctor appointment squished in on Wednesday thanks to the holiday here in the States. It’s at the end of the day so that’s gonna be fun waiting on my ride. Other than that, nothing much going on for me this week!

Part of me is looking forward to my check coming in on Friday but part of me is dreading it. It’s nice to have money but then you pay bills and it all gone! Poof! Like it wasn’t even there.

Ah well, at least I had it for a little while. LOL! Have a good week everyone!

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Congrats to two of the most influential and knowledgable witches in the coven. You both are amazing and something to aspire to.

My week is going to be a tough one and I don’t know how much time or energy I’ll have left over to visit the forum or attend to my practice but like my weekend reading said, I will just have to get through this as best I can!

Just finished processing 15 # of fresh-picked sweet cherries into Danish Cherry Sauce, Brandied Cherries, Sweet Cherry Vinegar, Dried Cherries, and frozen cherries. Oh, and the cherry pie I made last night. :cherries:

It’s only Monday and I’m exhausted :laughing:

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Thankyou @Artemisia and @Amethyst trial?

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Thank you :blush::two_hearts::two_hearts:

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